Hugh Hewitt and Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine Graduate School of Public Policy, discuss a range of topics including: Pacific Gas and Electric filing for bankruptcy, the connection between utility companies and wildfires, San Diego trying to attract millennials to California, single-payer healthcare, Kamala Harris presidential campaign, California “surplus,” CA economy gripped by pensions, charter schools, and fire insurance collapse.Read More »
The sexual revolution is marching onward—this time in California’s new curricular framework for public education, as they draft a new curriculum for the public schools.
I downloaded all 1,000 pages—and I can simply say, there’s a lot to be concerned about here.
Just consider the guidelines on gender for 3rd graders: Gender is described as “boy, girl, both, neither, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, gender fluid, gender neutral, transgender, agender, neutrois, bigender, third gender, two spirit ….” and so it goes.
We also have lesson plans on reproductive organs and the argument that they do not necessarily correspond to male and female.
You can imagine where this jumps when you’re talking about high school students.
One more dimension I should note, briefly: Parents, in the document, are clearly considered more likely to be the problem than the solution.
Don’t say you weren’t warned.Read More »
Townhall Review – January 19, 2019
Andrew McCarthy, columnist for the National Review, joins Hugh Hewitt to talk about the FBI investigation that asks if President Trump is a Russian “mole.” Dennis Prager and Fox News analyst Gregg Jarrett take a look at what Prager says is, “corruption of some of the elite parts of the United States government.” Following Hugh Hewitt’s trip with National security adviser John Bolton to the Middle East, they discuss the high tension that exists there. Dennis Prager takes a look at the proposed, and even shocking, health curriculum of the California Department of Education. Dennis Prager talks with Carol Swain, founder and president of Be the People Project, who is conservative, and black, a combination that has some people strangely upset. Hugh Hewitt asks Alex Berenson about his book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. Sebastian Gorka talks to baseball great Curt Schilling about his relationship with ESPN, a relationship that didn’t last because of his conservative bent.Read More »
In Central California, a gang-connected illegal immigrant shot and killed a local cop who, with his wife, had just celebrated a newborn son. The 32-year-old shooter already had two drunk driving arrests and bragged on social media about his street gang membership. The Sheriff’s office that arrested him complained about California’s “sanctuary policies”—not because they deliberately protect criminals, but because they block cooperation between local authorities and federal immigration officials to apprehend the bad guys.
This tragic loss ought to persuade Americans—left, right and center—to rethink an obnoxious obstacle to law enforcement. It should also inspire bi-partisan efforts to draft new laws to keep firearms out of the hands of illegals; even the strongest defenders of the Second Amendment must recognize it was never meant to protect gun rights for those who live in the country illegally.Read More »
2018 now enters the history books with more of a bang than a whimper. It was the year Brett Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court, President Trump restructured his cabinet, Democrats celebrated a “blue wave” in the House, and the partisan divide only deepened.
It was the year that titans in the digital world began to feel the heat of international scrutiny and the stock market scored a big zero. California was threatened by the deadliest wild fires in state history and disasters dotted the globe, but in Thailand, a soccer team including 12 boys and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave as the world watched and prayed.
There was a royal wedding in Britain and the world said goodbye to scientist Stephen Hawking and to both President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara. An historic age of world evangelism came to an end with the death of Billy Graham.
It was a year for the ages, and now it is history.Read More »
Townhall Review – December 8, 2018
Hugh Hewitt is joined by Michael Shear of the New York Times to look at the life and legacy of George H. W. Bush. Michael Medved talks about George H. W. Bush and his election campaigns against Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Dennis Prager and French media analyst Philippe Karsenty discuss the rioting in Paris against the rise in gasoline taxes. Hugh Hewitt and Pete Peterson, Dean of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, talk about the Democrats victories in Orange County California and what that trend might mean. Hugh Hewitt interviews the son of the late columnist Charles Krauthammer, Daniel, about the book, Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors, that was started by Charles and finished by Daniel. Dennis Prager asks pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton why people are marrying later, if at all, and having children later, if at all. Michael Medved asks if political speeches are being “dumbed down” for black audiences.Read More »